Larner College of Medicine News & Media

  • CBS3 Highlights Young & Singh Trip to Gambia to Improve Pediatric Vision Care
    June 1, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JUNE 1, 2023) UVM ophthalmologists Jeffrey Young, M.D., and Sujata Singh, M.D., are two members of a larger team of Vermont medical experts traveling to The Republic of The Gambia with a mission to improve pediatric vision services and ophthalmology infrastructure in the country, WCAX-TV reported.
  • Solomon Speaks on MS Misdiagnosis at CMSC Annual Meeting, NeurologyLive Reports
    June 1, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JUNE 1, 2023) Andrew Solomon, M.D., associate professor of neurological sciences, discussed the prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS) misdiagnosis and what can be done about it in his opening lecture at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), NeurologyLive reported.
    Read full story at NeurologyLive
  • Dillon Interviewed by VermontBiz about UVMMC ‘Stop the Bleed’ Program
    May 30, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 30, 2023) Over the course of four years, UVM Medical Center’s STOP THE BLEED program has educated more than 5,500 people across Vermont — for free — on the latest techniques to stop life-threatening bleeding, UVM Medical Center Injury Prevention Coordinator Christine Dillon told Vermont Business Magazine.
    Read full story at Vermont Business Magazine
  • The Other Paper Notes Patient’s Gratitude for Porter’s Comprehensive Pain Program
    May 25, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 25, 2023) In an opinion piece published in The Other Paper, chronic pain sufferer John R. Killacky lauded the UVM Medical Center Comprehensive Pain Program, whose medical director is Jon Porter, M.D., assistant professor of family medicine and director of UVM’s Osher Center for Integrative Health.
    Read full story at The Other Paper
  • O’Reilly Quoted in Washington Post Article on Increase in Health Insurance Claim Denials
    May 17, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 17, 2023) Deirdre O’Reilly, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine, was interviewed for an opinion piece in the Washington Post about the increase in denials of health insurance claims, and the increasingly nonsensical reasons given by insurers.
    Read full story at Washington Post
  • Dixon Quoted in NBC5 Story on Recruitment of Millennials for Long-Term Nationwide Lung Health Cohort Study
    May 17, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 17, 2023) NBC5 featured pulmonologist Anne Dixon, M.A., B.M.B.Ch., professor of medicine, in a story about recruiting millennials for a long-term nationwide Lung Health Cohort Study. The pioneering study will follow 4,000 young, healthy adults to paint a clearer picture of lung health and the factors involved in predicting and preventing lung disease.
  • CBS3 Interviews Dickerson about Social Media’s Mental Health Toll on Teens
    May 17, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 17, 2023) Jeremiah Dickerson, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry at Larner College of Medicine and a child psychiatrist at the UVM Medical Center, was interviewed by WCAX-TV for a story on social media and teen mental health.
  • MacAfee, OB-GYN Residents Speak to VTDigger about Providing Abortions & Gender-Affirming Care in the Current Political Climate
    May 17, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 17, 2023) Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences Lauren MacAfee, M.D., and three doctors who are midway through their four-year OB-GYN residencies at the University of Vermont Medical Center spoke to VTDigger about the challenges of being on the front lines of providing abortions and gender-affirming care in the current political climate.
    Read full story at VTDigger
  • Young Interviewed by Fox5 TV about ‘Eat, Sleep, Console’ Care Approach for Opioid-Exposed Newborns
    May 16, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 16, 2023) Neonatologist Leslie Young, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, was interviewed by Fox5 TV about her research on more effective ways to care for newborns exposed to opioids in the womb. In short, these littlest patients have shorter hospital stays when treated with the “Eat, Sleep, Console” (ESC) care approach.
  • WCAX-TV Interviews Malgeri about Worsening Allergy Symptoms Related to Climate Change
    May 14, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 14, 2023) Megan Malgeri, M.D.’12, assistant professor of family medicine, says climate change is extending the growing season, bringing allergies earlier and creating more severe symptoms for Vermonters, WCAX-TV reported.
  • Time News Reports on Solomon Study of Risks of Misuse of McDonald Criteria for Diagnosing MS
    May 12, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 12, 2023) A group of researchers led by Andrew Solomon, M.D., associate professor of neurological sciences, tested different groups of neurologists using the McDonald criteria for diagnosing multiple sclerosis (MS) and showed that knowledge gaps or misunderstandings often led to errors, Time News reported. Various studies show that the criteria are sometimes incorrectly applied by neurological specialists, including MS specialists.
    Read full story at Time News
  • Medscape Interview: Dana Allison ’24 Presents at American Academy of Neurology Meeting
    May 10, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 10, 2023) Larner Class of 2024 medical student Dana Allison was interviewed by Medscape about presenting her research on Virtual Reality Interventions for Autistic Spectrum Disorder Therapy at the 2023 American Academy of Neurology Meeting in Boston.
    Read full story at Medscape
  • Sprague Is Optimistic about New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines, says WCAX-TV
    May 10, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 10, 2023) A federal health task force now recommends that all women with an average risk of breast cancer start screening every other year beginning at age 40 — rather than at age 50, as was recommended in the previous update in 2016, WCAX-TV reported. Brian Sprague, Ph.D., professor of surgery and biochemistry, hopes this will reverse the decline in screening that UVM Cancer Center research has shown for the past several years. “I’m hoping this will help,” he says.
  • Withers’ Support of Controversial but Promising Treatment for Depression Reported by Seven Days
    May 10, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 10, 2023) Natasha Withers, D.O., clinical assistant professor of family medicine, will soon start treating depression with a mind-altering drug that’s shown promise in helping people who don’t respond to traditional medicine — despite lingering questions about the drug’s long-term safety and effectiveness — Seven Days reported.
    Read full story at Seven Days
  • Levine & Carney Comment to CBS3 on End of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
    May 10, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 10, 2023) With the COVID-19 public health emergency expiring on the national level, WCAX-TV interviewed Vermont Health Commissioner Mark Levine, M.D., associate dean for graduate medical education and professor of medicine, and Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean of public health and health policy and professor of medicine, about what changes Vermonters can expect.
  • CBS3 Interviews Rosenfeld about Child Mental Health Resources for Vermonters
    May 5, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 5, 2023) Whether or not the COVID-19 pandemic is over, the mental health crisis for young people that spiked over the past two years continues, child psychiatrist Andrew Rosenfeld, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, told WCAX-TV.
  • WCAX Features Barnard Reaction to Residency Change in Vt. End of Life Law
    May 3, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 3, 2023) Vermont has become one of the only states in the nation to grant out-of-staters the right to exercise medical aid-in-dying. Palliative medicine specialist Diana Barnard, M.D., associate professor of family medicine — the Middlebury doctor who’s credited with helping to change the law — says it’s a victory for equal access to health care, WCAX-TV reported. (Click on headline for more.)
  • Shaw Quoted by Healio on Value of 2023 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting
    May 3, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 3, 2023) Judith Shaw, Ed.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAP, professor of pediatrics, told Healio that the annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, held April 28–May 1 in Washington, D.C., “highlights a broad issue of interest across the full spectrum of pediatric research, science, and education.” Shaw served as program chair for the 2023 conference.
    Read full story at Healio
  • Carney Featured in WalletHub Article on Best States for Nurses
    May 2, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 2, 2023) Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean for public health and health policy, professor of medicine, and director of the graduate public health program at Larner, was interviewed by WalletHub about the future of the nursing profession and how recent graduates can find success.
    Read full story at WalletHub
  • Medical Dialogues Highlights Dixon Study on Physiological Phenotypes of Asthma in Obesity
    April 30, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (APRIL 30, 2023) According to Medical Dialogues, a new study by pulmonologist Anne Dixon, B.M.B.Ch., professor and interim chair of medicine, and colleagues has found that people with asthma and obesity have significant dysfunction in the distal airways at baseline that worsens with methacholine.
    Read full story at Medical Dialogues